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Welcome to the headquarters for Leadology:
An online trombone community built around my series of books on the art of lead trombone.

Steve Wiest: Chicago, Illionis: U.S.

Leadology Volume 1 is available for purchase right here at

Click on SHOP on the menu or THIS LINK or the image above and you'll be directed to the Leadology Store.

Leadology Volume 1 is Available in Physical Book or PDF.

The 30 Etude Tracks and Examples are available via the menu above.

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The Leadology Blog is here!  Go to the Blog tab in the menu

at the top of the page or CLICK HERE and join the discussion!

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The Leadology Podcast

The Leadology Podcast is available right here at, or wherever you get your podcasts! Hosted by Steve Wiest with a monthly guest artist where we talk to trombonists about trombone. Such a deal!! Go check it out by

CLICKING HERE, the menu tab at the top of the page, or just click on the image above.

WAY more fun than is typically allowed by planetary law!

Our Next Guest:


Now available here at


This is the all-star epic recording featuring myself and The Eclectric Band, along with an AMAZING group of guest artists including Jimmy Pankow: trombone, Bob Mintzer: tenor sax and bass clarinet, Jason Scheff: vocals, Keith Howland: guitar, and Arlington Jones: piano. It is a programmatic work that runs the gammut of jazz-rock-and funk to modern jazz at a cinematic level.


Prelude String Theory


Introduction–Neither Zone

Fermi or You

MJ-12 at Noon

Queen Ian

Zooneyan Reunion

The Flutes of Glastonbury

Step Aside

E'Vol – Coda


CLICK HERE to order your CD today!

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You can also purchase a pdf of the book that inspired the CD. Formerly THE DOVER STONE, the epic novel has been revised and is now titled the same as the CD:



CLICK HERE to order!

Prelude String Theory
Fermi or You
E'Vol – Coda


(Click on any CD image to go to that specific product)


I have added TWO MORE of my CDs to the Shop here at Leadology!

Check it out below:

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Phröntrange: The High Road

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Vinyl Hampdin BLUE

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Phröntrange: The High Road (CD)

Here is my killin' Fusion band from Colorado! The front line is myself on trombone, Art Bouton on EWI, and Mike Abbott on guitar...a VERY cool combined sound! Filling out this stellar ensemble are Eric Gunnison on piano and synth, Mike Marlier on drums, and Bijoux Barbosa on bass. It is funked-out fun on ALL of the tracks!



The Vinnie Paradox

Cantaloupe Island

Violet Iris

A Stern Talking Too

Miles Slide

Please Don't Think It's Funny

Shred Or Shred Not (There Is No Try)

Vinyl Hampdin: BLUE (CD)

This is the second release from my all-star pop-rock-funk horn band Vinyl Hampdin. With an AMAZING horn section including myself on trombone, Frank Greene on trumpet, Brad Leali on alto, Shelley Carroll on tenor, and Art Bouton on bari along with the stellar vocals of Lisa Dodd, and a world-class rhythm section of Ryan Davidson on guitar, Eric Gunnison on piano and keyboards, Stockton Helbing on drums, and Bijoux Barbosa on bass, this thing ROCKS!


All Day and All of the Night

Good Gravy

Intro: U-Tube #1 The Journey

Walk Star

Sir Paul

C'Mon Back (Now!)

Intro: Eric Gunnison

I Only Have Eyes For You

Busy Signal

Intro: Ryan Davidson

Whysitgottabe (This Way?)


CLICK HERE to order your CDs today!

A Stern Talking Too
Violet Iris
Miles Slide
All Day and All of the Night
Sir Paul
I Only Have Eyes for You


The Leadology Trombone Band is a powerhouse group that I put together to play five new original works for jazz trombone ensemble in the spirit of 

Slide Hampton, J and K, The Capital Bones, The Great American Trombone Company and many others!

Check out our first track  "Cafe Cubano right here,

and head on over to the main Trombone Band page

for the entire EP!

Venmo and PayPal Now Accepted for all Purchases!

When you checkout (after choosing some INCREDIBLY exciting merch!)

under the checkout button, PayPal will also show up.

If you want to use Venmo, just click on the "More Payment Options" and BAM!

There go some Venmo!

These options will also show up under "express check out" when you click on "Checkout." If you would rather use your trusty credit card, disregard "express checkout" and just keep filling out the info and you will eventually be directed to "payment" where the credit card option lives.

Complicated? Nah...just takes practice. LOTS of stuff!

Here at we want to establish a robust  trombone community with LOTS of exciting resources. YOUR participation will make that a reality!

Be sure to refresh your browser every time you visit as the site is under constant construction and revision. ...Ya don't want to miss anything!

Steve Wiest Chicago, IL

If you experience any problems at all, please contact me right away at

Glitches can occur in the cyber world,

and I want this site to be a  wonderful experience for all involved.

HEY! We are all trombonists, we need to stick together!

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